This is part 1 in the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series to cover the Anatomy and Physiology Module in a Yoga Teacher Training program.
This course was designed for Yoga Teachers looking to deepen their understanding of body science. This course can also be utilized in your Yoga Teacher Training program (along with part 2 and 3) to fill the required 30 hours of Anatomy and Physiology training.
I am am certified through both Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a continuing education provider. Continuing education credits (non-contact) can be earned through the completion of this course.
This course was recorded LIVE as it was delivered over Zoom- so you can hear the students asking questions in real time. I utilize clear visuals in the form of slides that are provided as a downloadable PDF at the beginning of each section. I also utilize the Complete Anatomy App for detailed "virtual dissections" of the body. The best part is that you can work at your own pace and go back to review any information as needed...an essential part to fully absorbing the complex topic of anatomy.
The Topics Covered in Part 1 of the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series are:
- Why study Anatomy?
- The 12 Body Systems Overview
- The Language of Anatomy
- The 3 Planes of Movement
- The Skeletal System
- The type of Joints in the Body
- Surface Anatomy
- The Structure and Function of Soft Tissue: Fascia, Tendons, Ligaments, Muscle
- Types of Muscles
- The 4 Forms of Stretching
-Types of Range of Motion
- How muscles work together
- Tension and Biotensegrity in the body
- Balance: Center of Gravity and Base of Support
- Upper Extremity Joints and Major Muscles
- Lower Extremity Joints and Major Muscles
- Joints of the Axial Skeleton
- Major muscles of the Neck, Back and Trunk
These videos total over 10 hours of coursework and include 5 slide shows as detailed downloadable PDF resources. The remainder of coursework for the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series will be covered in the next segments of the course.
Each topic is discussed with a focus on how it relates directly to yoga practice.
The information is conveyed in a way that is applicable to what you do as a yoga teacher and how you can utilize this information to better meet the needs of your students.
Thank you for your interest in my course- I look forward to sharing my love of Yoga & Anatomy with you!